Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Life Center of Galax to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Life Center of Galax.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Drug & Alcohol Detox Center in Virginia

Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with drug & alcohol addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Virginia, Life Center of Galax will help you start your recovery journey with detoxification and transition to residential rehabilitation.

Why Detox?

The importance of drug & alcohol detox

When individuals are battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, that addiction can rapidly begin to consume all aspects of their lives. Their abilities to perform appropriately at work can deteriorate, placing their careers in jeopardy. Their relationships can become damaged as the acquisition and use of their substances of choice becomes their main priority. Their mental and physical health may also be placed in peril as their use of the substances begins to taint their minds and their bodies.

The longer that any type of substance is abused, the more likely it is that the person will develop a tolerance to the substance. This means that the person has become so accustomed to having the substance present in his or her system, that he or she must ingest more of it in order to achieve the effects that are desired. Following this tolerance can be the onset of physical dependence. A physical dependency exists when a person’s body has come to rely on the substance in order to continue functioning. Once this type of chemical dependency has formed, and a person suddenly attempts to stop using the substance, his or her body will go into a state of shock as it attempts to readjust to functioning without the presence of the drug. This is known as a period of withdrawal and can elicit numerous uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful symptoms. One way in which these symptoms can be immediately put to rest is by reintroducing the substance into the person’s system. This is one of the many reasons why it can be so difficult for an addiction of any kind to be overcome.

Benefits of Drug & Alcohol Detox

Benefits of detoxing from drugs & alcohol at Life Center of Galax in Virginia

By receiving drug detoxification services, individuals are afforded the opportunity to safely manage these withdrawal symptoms without experiencing severe discomfort. Detoxification, or detox for short, refers to the physiological process of having toxic substances removed from the body. When detox services are offered at an addiction treatment center, individuals can experience the following benefits:

  • The detox process will be medically monitored so as to ensure the comfort and safety of the individuals receiving the service.
  • Certain medications may be administered in order to assist in alleviating some of the discomfort associated with substance abuse
  • The harmful effects that drugs or alcohol can have on the body will be reduced as the substance is removed from the person’s system.
  • Individuals in detox are sheltered from having access to obtaining more of their substance of choice.
  • Various staff members are on hand 24/7 at the treatment center to provide ongoing encouragement and support as individuals work through their cravings and complete the detoxification process.

Once the process of drug detoxification is complete, individuals will have achieved the clarity of mind necessary for allowing them to appropriately engage in various therapeutic interventions that are designed to elicit lasting recovery.

When individuals opt to not receive detox, they are placing themselves at risk for remaining in the seemingly endless cycle of substance abuse. Even when people have a strong desire to put an end to their addictions, the devastation and distress that results from undergoing the withdrawal process can be enough to force even the strongest of people back into the abuse of substances.

At Life Center of Galax here in Virginia, we recognize how incredibly challenging it is to overcome an addiction to any type of substance. We also recognize the strength that it takes to admit that a problem exists and to enter a treatment center. For this reason, we have devised specialized programming options that are offered in an environment where all individuals are given the respect and dignity that they deserve. Through the implementation of individualized treatment plans, everyone who comes to Life Center of Galax will receive the customized care they deserve in a safe and comfortable environment that is truly conducive to healing.

If you or someone you care for is in need of treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, let the compassionate staff at Life Center of Galax in Virginia provide you or your loved one with the comprehensive care that can allow you or the person you care for to successfully overcome the addiction and move forward towards a brighter, happier, and more fulfilling future.

My life had been overrun by my addiction. The Life Center of Galax taught me that recovery was possible, through hard work and dedication, and I am capable of living a life free of addiction.

– Matthew
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